Frank Woodley stars in MTC’s Twelfth Night
Frank Woodley is currently performing in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Playing the role of Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the classic romantic comedy, Frank joins an all-star cast featuring the likes of Richard Piper as Sir Toby, Colin Han as Feste and Christie Whelan Browne as Olivia.
“It’s certainly Frank Woodley’s finest hour,” said Cameron Woodhead, theatre critic for The Age. “His turn as idiot knight Sir Andrew Aguecheek is a virtuosic feat of clowning. The precision and inevitability of his affectionately crafted performance has the whole house in stitches, and a trace of melancholy, too. Woodley is good enough an actor to limn all the madcap antics with wistfulness: Sir Andrew is, after all, one of nature’s losers in love.”
Patricia Maunder of Limelight Magazine heaped similar praise. “The production’s undoubted king of physical comedy is Frank Woodley, whose Sir Andrew is a nervous ninny of the highest order. His extended drunken entry through a door, a brilliant combination of timing and hyper-flexible ankles, was enthusiastically applauded, but Woodley was a hoot throughout, often bringing his rapier to comic life and screaming like a girl a couple of times.”
Twelfth Night is currently being performed at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner until Saturday 5 January, 2019. Tickets and more information are available here.